Course Overview


Spring term: Saturday 19th Jan, 2nd & 16th Feb, 2nd & 16th March 2019

October 2019 – new dates coming soon



5 Saturday sessions 9.30am-4.30pm


Debbie Smith



If you have completed the ‘Womenswear Top & Skirt’ short course and enjoyed it, you may be thinking, “Where do I go from here?” The ‘Jacket Making Skills’ course is your next step.

This course is for anyone with experienced sewing skills, who would like to learn the fundamental principles of creating a tailored jacket; advanced pattern cutting techniques, suitable fabrication, interfacings, lay planning or pressing and finishings.

It is a practical course that concentrates on the production of a tailored garment and it will offer the specialist skills that are necessary to make a jacket.

Tutor led demonstrations will take you through the different steps of pattern cutting and construction of a fully lined jacket using a combination of hand stitching and machine-sewing skills.


  • Drafting collar & revere pattern
  • Methods of production and order of construction
  • Dart construction
  • Pocket construction
  • Collar & revere construction
  • Facing application
  • Setting in sleeves
  • Making and attaching a lining
  • Finishing hem
  • Pressing and finishing